August 16th, 2005

Musical Ralphy

I'm tagged, must tell tunes

I was tagged:
List five songs that you are currently digging. It doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good. But they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your five songs. Then tag five other people to see what they're listening to.and copy them to my LJ afterwards.

I don't like to tag, however, so tag yourselves if you like. I like auto-tagging.

Some tunes, as I have already related to the tagger:


* 'Pressed For Time', a reel by Gordon Duncan. In fact I'm going to have to track down all the different recordings of this, because right now I just have Flook's.

* 'Coilsfield House', a slow air by Nathaniel Gow, in particular as played on traditional flute by Kevin Crawford.

* 'The Groves', an Irish hornpipe. (And I think this is a very enjoyable recording of it, too, by Seamus Ennis.)

* 'A Ground in Gamut', by Henry Purcell. I haven't actually listened to any recordings of this in a while, until now, but that's okay because I'm putting it in anyway.

* 'Spider and I', by Brian Eno. THis one also I hadn't listened to in a while. Both 'A Ground in Gamut' and 'Spider and I' are tunes I had been recently been thinking about listening to.

I've also got 'White Room' by Cream playing IMH, but I'm not certain I want it to be doing that right now, so I didn't put it down. I'm going to play that Ennis recording some more, trying to drive out the IMH music. :)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Ratbang Diary: Frank Rich: The Iraq War is Over; Notify GWB

http://ratbangdiary.blogspot.com/2005/08/frank-rich-iraq-war-is-over-notify-gwb.html

But at this point, since Prez Bush is mentally incompetent, he's not
kept in the loop about anything. He believes his mandate is to be the
first King of the World. He thinks he can brush off the mother of a
soldier killed in Iraq who is camped out down the road from his
Crawford ranch. He's convinced no one knows about his gay
escapades. And he believes God put him in the White House.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

No standards

Larry Johnson writes:

So, as of today, Cindy Sheehan's son is dead along with the sons
and daughter of almost 1900 other families. The insurgency in Iraq is
growing in strength and level of international terrorism is
growing. That Cindy Sheehan is angry should not surprise us. That all
Americans are not up in arms over the recklessness of George Bush
should.


We completely disregard the role of symbols in public health.
Thus the American people are, en masse, 'mentally' ill, with a
pathologically distorted notion of the world around them. There are
many people who work in the role of public speaker who should not be
allowed to do so -- not because we want to censor their views, but
because they use verbal techniques for inducing illness. Freedom of
speech does not extend to the purposeful or negligent inducement of
functional brain injury. But we do nothing about it.